Date: 11 August 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM HKT UTC+8

Venue: via Zoom

CoP_Service Learning x STEM in Higher Education 2022

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Keynote Speakers:

Keynote address by Dr. Lisa LAM

Transforming Knowledge and Values into Actions:
Service-Learning in STEM

Dr. Lisa LAM
Director of Centre for Innovative Service-Learning
Hong Kong Baptist University


Academic service-learning forms a core part of HKBU’s commitment to delivering the best student experience through community connectedness and enabling students to transform knowledge, values and empathy into actions.  I shall share our experience in enhancing student learning through service-learning, with a focus on how students apply STEM knowledge in real-world contexts and experience the relevance and impact of their studies.  I shall also share how the challenges and uncertainties brought by the pandemic have driven us to devise innovative ways to deliver service-learning in STEM-related courses.

Keynote address by Dr. Gray Koon Sing HO

Enhancement of Student Learning through Service-Learning Pedagogy in Food Sciences

Dr. Gray Koon Sing HO
Program Director (B.Sc. in ATS)
Department of Chemistry
Hong Kong Baptist University


Teaching chemistry is onerous with endless formulae and theories. Chem-is-try should be better taught by engaging students with activities of experimentation. Thus, service-learning activities are designed and implemented in teaching food sciences. Students are required to work with an NGO and social enterprise for the collection, analysis, and re-distribution of surplus foods, in which students will make use of their food analysis knowledge to ensure that the foods are safe and nutritional well for consumption. This presentation will outline the designs of the respective teaching and learning activities with guided participation and present the outcomes of success to enhance student learning effectiveness and the development of generic competencies.

Keynote address by Dr. Hin Chung LAU

Reflections on an 8-year journey into teaching STEM for service-learning

Dr. Hin Chung LAU
Senior Teaching Fellow
Program Leader (B.Sc. in BME),
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Dr. Lau has been hosting two credit-bearing service-learning subjects BME2S04 and BME2S04S entitled “Reducing the Scientific Divide in Primary and Secondary Students through STEM Projects” since 2014. His programme focuses on applying STEM to promote happy ageing to the community and has extended from just two collaborating schools in 2014 to more than ten primary and secondary schools across Hong Kong in 2021-22.  The programme engages more than 400 PolyU students to organise STEM workshops for over 1200 school children each academic year. His team also organise an annual territory-wide student competition engaging more than 100 elders as judges. 


Dr. Patrick YUE

CoP Ex-co Member
Hong Kong Baptist University